Churches back new Norfolk Credit Union launch
2009: Norfolk Credit Union
has launched a new branch, backed by King’s Lynn Churches Together
, to serve communities throughout the King’s Lynn and West Norfolk area and it is appealing for volunteers.
West Norfolk Community Bank opened in mid-June at St Augustine’s Healthy Living Centre, Columbia Way, Kings Lynn. The Union hopes to open further branches.
Credit unions are mutually owned financial co-operatives and their objectives include promoting thrift among members and the provision of low cost small loans for the benefit of members. They are run by the members, for the members. The use of volunteers helps to keep costs low and any profit made is shared out with the members, or goes to develop the credit union.
West Norfolk Community Bank needs volunteers from the community who will operate from local offices with the support of the Norfolk Credit Union head office organisation, currently based in Long Stratton, who will provide the appropriate training.
“It is a chance to meet new people and learn new skills while helping our local communities to meet the challenges in times of great change,” said Jonathan Toye.
If you are interested in volunteering there will be a training day on the morning of Saturday 11 July.
Call Jonathan Toye on 01553 782558 for further details.
For information about the West Norfolk Community Bank, pick up a leaflet from St Augustine’s Centre. Alternatively, for information about credit unions generally, visit Norfolk Credit Union’s web site www.norfolkcu.co.uk
, contact them on 01508 533842, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or write to Norfolk Credit Union Ltd, South Norfolk House, Swan Lane, Long Stratton, Norfolk NR15 2XE.